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Jeanne A. Fraher, 89

Jeanne A. Fraher, age 89, of Delano, formerly of St. Paul, passed peacefully into the Lord’s embrace Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. There will be a rosary service at 10 a.m. within the church, followed by a gathering of family and friends from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in St. Martha Hall. Inurnment will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis at a later date. Memorials for Masses preferred.

A complete obituary was published in the Feb. 23 edition of the Delano Herald Journal, and can be found below.


Jeanne A. Fraher, age 89, of Delano, formerly of St. Paul, passed peacefully into the Lord’s embrace Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.

She was born July 8, 1925, in St. Paul, to Leo and Lillian (Quehl) Hanrahan.

Jeanne was united in marriage to Robert L. Fraher Feb. 2, 1946. The couple was blessed with seven children.

Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; daughter Mary Therese Karnik; son-in-law Dilip Karnik; granddaughter Kelly; great-granddaughter Julia Erin; and siblings Robert Hanrahan and Mildred Hanrahan.

She is survived by her children, Fr. Kevin Fraher, Kathleen Fraher, Joseph (Marilyn) Fraher, Anne (Robert) Johnson, Sheila (James) Merz, and Gerard (Denise) Fraher; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters Elizabeth Burke and Delores Hazuka; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Services will take place in May. Memorials preferred.

Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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